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Markets 29 Jun 2018 | 1:02 AM

Asian shares stay near nine-month lows as trade frictions weigh

SHANGHAI: Asian shares remained near nine-month lows on Friday despite small gains on Wall Street overnight, as ongoing concerns over global trade frictions dampened sentiment, though a move to ease foreign investment curbs in China could boost markets there.

Business 30 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

Debating what will trigger the next recession

THE US economy has been growing since the last recession ended in June 2009, making this expansion the second-longest in the postwar era. But something inevitably brings all growth cycles to an end, causing the economy to stumble into recession.

Business 30 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

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Business 30 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia raises its reverse repo rate to 5.25% from 4.75%

INDONESIA’S central bank stepped up its policy action with a bigger-than-forecast interest rate hike – the third increase in six weeks – to halt a deepening slide in the currency.

Business 02 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Will the next market crisis turn into a contagion?

Comment - By Anthony Dass IN today’s scenario, one of our key focuses is the US Fed and European Central Bank (ECB) – both fiddling with their monetary policy. It represents a wind of change in global markets. From a tailwind due to the massive bond-buying programme that effectively supported risky assets, the tide has changed to become a headwind.

Business 02 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Foreign selling to continue on US-China trade friction

KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign selling is expected to continue hitting emerging-market equities, including Malaysia, until year-end, no thanks to US President Donald Trump’s anti-China trade rhetoric and expectations of more US interest rate hikes.

Business 04 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Personal loans at record level

NEW YORK: Heather Turner and her husband needed a few thousand dollars to jump-start the adoption of a teenager from Ukraine, and their timing was good: Lenders led by online firms have opened the spigot for personal loans, even if it comes at a steep price.

Markets 04 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Trade war drags market lower

PETALING JAYA: The local stock market continued to trade lower as sentiment weakened, driven by amplifying trade war woes between the world’s two largest economies.

Markets 05 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Market to recover with clarity

PETALING JAYA: After days of losses amid foreign outflows in the past month or so, recovery could be in sight for the local bourse.

Business 06 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Rakuten: Outlook remains positive

Yee: Foreign funds likely to return in fourth quarter